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Rhubarb Chutney Appetizer

My husband is a true-blue rhubarb lover, so I'm sure to make this spread often each spring. With frozen rhubarb, it's a terrific take-along appetizer for holiday gatherings. —Joyce Pappenfus, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Hot Mushroom Spread

I've made this creamy, hearty mushroom appetizer for years—it's a big hit every time.—Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia


Goat Cheese Spread in Roasted Pepper Cups

I had a similar dish in a restaurant in Seattle, and when I returned home I just had to try...


Sweet & Savory Cheese Pie

3 reviews

Layer ruby red preserves on a savory appetizer spread as the crowning touch. —Annette Whitmarsh, Lincoln, Nebraska


Brie with Apricot Topping

10 reviews

Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a...

Cherry Cheese Logs

Our party guests flock to this holiday gem of an appetizer - cherry-studded cream cheese served with graham or water...


Curried Crab Spread

At holiday time, I always have cream cheese and crabmeat on hand. In case of drop-ins, I just mix up...